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 Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and American Studies; Graduate Director of American Studies

Academia.edu profile

Professor Bloodsworth-Lugo earned her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. Her research specialization includes 9/11 cultural production, race and racism, U.S. popular culture and film, constructions of citizenship, body theory and embodiment, contemporary continental philosophy, and food sovereignty and food justice.

Selected Publications

Books
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. In preparation. Contagion After 9/11: American Anxieties and Perceived Global Health Threats.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2017. Feminism After 9/11: Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2014. Projecting 9/11: Productions of Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Dan Flory, editors. 2013. Race, Philosophy, and Film. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2010. Containing (Un)American Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Post–9/11 Constructions of Citizenship. Amsterdam-New York, NY: Rodopi Press.
  • King, C. Richard, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2010. Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, editors. 2009. A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality. Amsterdam-New York, NY: Rodopi Press.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. 2007. In-Between Bodies: Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Journal Theme Issue
  • King, C. Richard, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, editors. 2010. Animated Representations of Blackness. Special Issue of Journal of African American Studies 14 (4).
Refereed Articles
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2019. “Fears of Contagion and Militarized Responses to Disaster After 9/11.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 31(1): 91-99.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2014. “‘Anchor/Terror Babies’ and Latina Bodies: Twenty-First Century Immigration Rhetoric and the Feminization of Terrorism.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought 8 (1): 1-21.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2014. “Containing (un)American Bodies in Arizona.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 26 (2): 265-272.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2011. “Post–9/11 Discourses of Threat and Constructions of Terror in the Age of Obama.” Altre Modernità (Other Modernities). http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/AMonline/article/view/1308: 261-278.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2011. “9/11 Goes to the Movies: The Ideological Reverberations of ‘the Day that Changed America.’” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 11 (2). http://reconstruction.eserver.org/112/Lugo-Lugo.shtml.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2011. “Bare Biceps and American (In)Security: Post–9/11 Constructions of Safety, Threat, and the First Black First Lady.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 39 (1 & 2): 200–217.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2010. “475° from September 11: Citizenship, Immigration, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Browning of Terror.” Cultural Studies 24 (2): 234–255.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2008. “Black as Brown: The 2008 Obama Primary Campaign and the U.S. Browning of Terror.” Journal of African American Studies 13 (2): 110–120.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2008. “‘Look Out New World, Here We Come’? Race, Racialization, and Sexuality in Four Children’s Animated Films by Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks.” Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies 8 (4): 166–178.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2008. “Citizenship and the Browning of Terror.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 20 (3): 273–282.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2007. “Threatening Bodies Resisting Containment: Enemy Combatants, War Protestors, and Same-Sex Couples.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 7 (1). http://reconstruction.eserver.org/071/lugo.shtml.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2005. “‘The War on Terror’ and Domestic ‘Terrorism’: Same-Sex Marriage and U.S. State Discourse in the 2004 Election Year.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 42 (2): 227–248.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2005. “‘The War on Terror’ and Same-Sex Marriage: Narratives of Containment and the Shaping of U.S. Public Opinion.” Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 30 (4): 469–488.
Book Chapters
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. Forthcoming. “Race, Bodies, and Altered Identities in Sleight and Us.” In Screen Ethics and Global Politics. Lucy Bolton, David Martin-Jones, and Robert Sinnerbrink, eds. Edinburgh University.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2019. “The End of the World, Hollywood, and the Endurance of Military Violence: Elysium and World War Z.” Ch. 13 in The Myth of Colorblindness: Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema, Sarah E. Turner and Sarah Nilsen, eds. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2019. “De-Racializing Representations of Femininity and the Marketing of Latinidad: Zoe Saldana and L’Oreal’s True Match Campaign.”  Pp. 268-279 in Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance, Andrea J. Pitts, Mariana Ortega, and José M. Medina, eds. Oxford University Press.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. 2019. “Race, Bodies, and Lived Realities in Get Out and Black Panther.” Pp. 281-297 in Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides. Christina Rawls, Diana Neiva, and Steven S. Gouveia, eds. Routledge.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2013. “‘The Monster Within’: Post-9/11 Narratives of Threat and the U.S. Shifting Terrain of Terror.” Pp. 243-255 in Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader, Marina Levina and Diem-My Bui, eds. Continuum Press.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2013. “Elisions of Race and Stories of Progress: Planet 51 and The Princess and the Frog.” Pp. 181-193 in Race, Philosophy, and Film, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Dan Flory, eds. Routledge.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Dan Flory. 2013. “Introduction:  Race, Philosophy, and Film.” Pp.1-14 in Race, Philosophy, and Film, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Dan Flory, eds. Routledge.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2012. “‘The War on Terror’ and the Queer Body: Same-Sex Marriage, AIDS, and the Shaping of U.S. Public Opinion.” Pp. 155-162 in Queer Philosophy: Presentations of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, 1998-2008, Raja Halwani, Carol V.A. Quinn, and Andy Wible, eds. Brill Publishers.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2012. “Disciplining the Public: Enemy Combatants, Same-Sex Marriage, and A New Kind of Containment.” Pp. 283-294 in Queer Philosophy: Presentations of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, 1998-2008, Raja Halwani, Carol V.A. Quinn, and Andy Wible, eds. Brill Publishers.
  • Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R. and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. 2012. “‘Look Out New World, Here We Come’?: Race, Racialization, and Sexuality in Four Children’s Animated Films by Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks.” Pp. 261-271 in Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film, 2nd edition, Jean-Anne Sutherland and Kathryn Feltey, eds. SAGE Publications.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2009. “Introduction: A New Kind of Containment.” Pp. 1-8 in A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, eds. Brill Publishers.
  • Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K. and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo. 2009. “‘The War on Terror’ and Same-Sex Marriage: United States Discourse and the Shaping of Public Opinion.” Pp. 9-27 in A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, eds. Brill Publishers.

Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

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